There's a book that we all need that is being crowdfunded at the moment and I am so excited. Photographer Emily Lauren has started a Kickstarter Campaign to turn her photos of 'ordinary' women in their underwear into a book that will promote body positivity.
The Canadian photographer who has photographed 40 women for the project said: "Instead of focussing on how women need to 'improve' their bodies, I want to prove that we are beautiful the way we are. This book is a must have for any girl who feels their body doesn't quite fit into society's standards."
The mother of one who has a degree in Women's Studies and Sociology started the project three years ago to help women with their body image. The book will also include interviews, information and work sheets for young women to complete. She said:
"I've completed a beautiful manuscript that focusses on how we learn about body image, how the media profits off of our body dissatisfaction and the issues that result. The fact is that we need young girls to learn about how their body image is linked to things like eating disorders, bullying and sexual harassment so that they can protect themselves and build up their self-esteem. We need to teach them about kindness towards ourselves and others."
"This book will be more than just a photography book. It's a guide, a voice and a creative tool that teaches confidence and self-acceptance."
They are hoping to raise $7,500 to cover the costs of making the book and you can support their Kickstarter page here.
I have to say I am SO excited for this book to come out and think the whole project sounds so great! The minute it's available for pre-order I'll be armed with my bank card and I don't think I'll be the only one! Good luck Emily and well done! xxx